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Old 16 June 2007, 14:53   #11
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Neither do Bearing Buddies.
Definitely, when things settle down a bit, I'll investigate these further.

I'm becoming an expert on trailer bits!!!
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Old 17 June 2007, 15:42   #12
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I've been servicing my trailer over the weekend.

last summer I converted my trailer to twin axles and fitted bearing savers to the new axles.

The trailer has been in the water about 30 times now and I am pleased to report no water ingress into the bearings at all.
I think for the first time ever a set of bearings will last me a second season.
Which is lucky because 4 sets of bearings are not cheap.

As for the brakes - different story, but now fully rebuilt and everything that can be is coated in hammerite.
My cables were also re-useable, which I put down to my bits of string holding the centres up. Any water that goes in runs out again rather than staying in the droop.

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Old 17 June 2007, 15:56   #13
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Hammerite, is that a good move? Wouldn't salt water get underneath the paint and acually make corrosion worse?

I'd have thought that some sort of wax oil or lanolin would be better. Even grease of somesorts.
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Old 17 June 2007, 16:14   #14
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I've been servicing my trailer over the weekend.

last summer I converted my trailer to twin axles and fitted bearing savers to the new axles.

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Hi Nasher

Which bearing savers did you use?

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Old 17 June 2007, 16:30   #15
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Our brakes were a wreck too Nasher. But the bearings and brakes had lasted 2 seasons, just about!
Will try tying our cables up a bit higher, that could help.
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Hammerite, is that a good move? Wouldn't salt water get underneath the paint and acually make corrosion worse?
Andy I have heard that before, however I went ahead and painted my steel diving cylinders with Hammerite anyway and then later an Aliminium clyinder. Seems to work well and the only rust on the clyinders after two years was were I had scratched the paint.

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Just come across this site

http://www.trailertek.com/acatalog/indexcat1.html

Don't know what their prices are like but they seem to have everything you could ever need for trailers.
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Old 18 June 2007, 09:01   #18
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Just come across this site

http://www.trailertek.com/acatalog/indexcat1.html

Don't know what their prices are like but they seem to have everything you could ever need for trailers.
Fab site - thanks for this. We wanted to get a full spare wheel and were quoted £95.

By my reckoning, this site would make that £69.00 or less. The trailer wheels are quite big 185R14.

I wish I knew about this site before - nevermind, we couldn't have got the boat back home for us to fix the trailer anyway.
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Old 18 June 2007, 09:05   #19
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Just come across this site

http://www.trailertek.com/acatalog/indexcat1.html

Don't know what their prices are like but they seem to have everything you could ever need for trailers.
Thats the guy I use, goes by the name of Carl. Does a fair price for servicing and as you say he has loads of bits in.
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Which bearing savers did you use?

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Hi, I splashed out on a set of four from indespension themselves.
Total cost was about the same as a set of bearings.

Trailertek are very good, I've used them several times.
They are about twenty miles from me, but for what I needed it was worth the diesel money after considering their prices.

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